Longfellow District-Wide

45-15 Elementary School

Syllable and Affix Stage

Students in this stage are usually in upper elementary and middle school.  They can: spell most one syllable words correctly; readily look for familiar vowel patterns in two-syllable words; make errors at syllable junctures (where syllables meet) and in unaccented syllables; read with good fluency and expression; read faster silently than orally; write responses that are becoming more sophisticated and critical.  Below are some examples of sorts that children will complete in this spelling stage.

            Compound Words

            Inflected Endings (-ed  - wagged, baked, handed)

            Open and Closed Syllables

            Accented Syllables

            Unaccented Syllables

            Consonants (silent letters)

            Prefixed and Suffixes

            Homophones (seller and cellar) and

            Homographs (object – a noun; object – a verb)


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